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"God's Gift"

God kept His promise! A sign! A New Star!
Its beauty unmatched! Brightly shone from afar!

The midnight, it was perfect! The calm unforeseen!
Angels hummed anthems! Serenity would sing!

The radiance illuminated! The shepherds amazed!
To all man a witness! A babe born! We would praise!

The ensign remained! To lead the wisest of men!
To a place well hidden! Our Miracle to defend!

Innocent! And pure! A divine child from on high!
Never a blemish! And never a lie!

Perfection and love! Shared with every living soul!
A Savior anointed! God's gift here foretold!

POET'S COMMENTS

The account of a new and precious star appearing in the heavens has endured for over two millenniums. Today it has become a symbol of God's love for us. A prophesy fulfilled, a promise of hope, a visual reminder of good tidings of great joy to all man.

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." (Luke 2:10)

It is told of the wise men who sought out the babe in Bethlehem.

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."(Matthew 2:1-2)

In the poem a subtle suggestion is whispered: "The wisest of men on this earth, will seek out the Savior." The ensign in the poem is not only the guiding star, but it is the truth we can find in the scriptures, and on bent knees. The Holy Spirit then becomes our guiding star to the King of kings!

This knowledge of truth, of a Savior, is relatively hidden from the world. It is our miracle to guard and to defend. It is not a lie, nor a myth as evil men would portray. It is truth in its purest form, a pearl of great price, a spiritual treasure of eternal worth!

There indeed was a perfect child born of of a virgin!

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (Matthew 1:23)

This child would grow to be the Anointed One, the Redeemer, the Light and Life to all the world. The Living Christ was and is perfect in every way. And His love for each of us is as pure, unblemished, and perfect as the babe born in a manger.

Herein is God' love manifested; His gift to us! The Lamb of God! His only Begotten! The beloved child of a virgin!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

May we all follow that star, and let it become our compass, our strength, our symbol of devotion. And then one day we will feel the good tidings of great joy in His presence forever!

POEMS

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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom